“Godzilla vs. Kong” Sequel Gets its Title
Godzilla and Kong are back at it again.
The sequel to the monster matchup is officially titled Godzilla vs. Kong: The New Empire. And their next battle royale is set to stomp into theaters on March 15, 2024.
The New Empire boasts some familiar faces from the original monster matchup, with Adam Wingard back in the director’s chair, and stars Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kaylee Hottle all returning. Newcomers include Dan Stevens, Rachel House, and Fala Chen.
Wingard’s original film was centered, naturally, on the mega-battle between the world’s two most iconic behemoths. While it seemed, on paper, like a mismatch, Kong held his own for quite a while against the larger, radioactive Godzilla. That’s when things got tricky, however; with Godzilla taking the upper hand, er claw, it seemed the battle was about to be won in an ultimately decisive, fatal way, but that’s when Mechagodzilla showed up. Kong and Godzilla joined forces to take down the techno-monster. In The New Empire, the two colossal beasts will stay on the same team, as the synopsis revealed by Warner Bros. and Legendary says they’ll “team up to face a world-ending threat so terrifying that neither could survive alone.”
Godzilla vs. Kong was one of the first films to punch its way to success during the pandemic, battling to a haul of $470 million at the global box office back in March 2021 just as theaters were starting their long road to recovery. The appetite for the sequel should be large as they two beloved beasts form the world’s largest super-squad.
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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) GODZILLA battles KONG in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GOZILLA VS. KONG,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures